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What Interest Would Maduro Have in Violence?:
Would organizing violence against an opposition march make sense for the Maduro government right now?

The Maduro government controls all branches of the national government and the majority of state and local governments. Most importantly, it controls the military, as well as the state oil company which is Venezuela's main source of wealth. Two months ago it enjoyed a solid victory at the polls which effectively ended public questioning of its legitimacy. Finally, since the December elections the opposition has been beset with internal conflict and divided regarding what path it should take in the coming months and years.

"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
by maracatu on Sat Feb 15th, 2014 at 07:04:34 PM EST
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